Tackers 1 - October School Holidays (wk 2)


Tue 08 Oct 2024 09:00 — Fri 11 Oct 2024 14:30
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Australian Sailing - 3. Tackers 1 - Having Fun

Course information

Registration for this course closes at Fri 04 Oct 2024 16:00.

Tackers 1 - Having Fun!

We are pleased to welcome participants to our Reflections Tackers Program for the October school holidays 2024.  This course will include 4 sessions, conducted over consecutive days in the second week of the September/October holidays, with a certificate presentation held at the conclusion of the final session.

All session times are 9:00am to 2:30pm, with a short lunch break mid-day.  

Training will be conducted in the Club's fleet of OziOpti Tacker dinghies.

The registration fee for this course is $315.00

Course Numbers

The NCYC Sailing Academy strictly abides by the Australian Sailing instructor/student ratios, hence places are limited.  To avoid disapointment, we recommend registering early.

Member Discounts

Current financial NCYC members are offered a discount on training courses for their children or grandchildren - 10% for General Members and 5% for Crew Members.

Family Discounts

Families with three children enrolled in our Tackers programs together, either in the school holidays or term-based programs receive a 5% discount. Families with four children receive a 10% discount. Please visit our our Course Fees & Discounts page for full details and the use of discount codes.

NSW Active Kids Vouchers are accepted.

The NCYC Academy is proud to be an Active Kids Provider.  If you would like to use an Active Kids voucher, please submit the voucher number during registration. 

Please also use the discount code active50 when you get to the payment section so the $50 is deducted from your course fee.

General Course Information

We offer further details and general course information on our website, covering parking, recommended clothing, where to meet etc - please follow this link  CLICK HERE

Tackers Frequently Asked Questions

Please have a look at our Tackers FAQ's on the website or contact the Sailing Office via the details provided below.

Should you have any further questions or enquiries, please contact the Sailing Office.

PH: 4940 8188

EM:  sailingacademy@ncyc.net.au


Course Overview
This course aims to provide children aged 7-12 with a fun, safe and affordable way to get into sailing. 

Course Prerequisites

  • Water confident
  • 7-12 years-old

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who wish to have fun and learn the basics of sailing through games on and off the water.

Course Outcome

By the end of the Tackers 1 course, the participants will be able to:

  • Steer with tiller extension under towing paddling power
  • Tie a figure 8 knot, round twice and two half hitches
  • Tack (push turn)
  • Gybe (pull turn)
  • Reach around a figure of 8 course using both tacking and gybing
  • Sail with tiller extension
  • Sail upwind and downwind by following the safety boat

You will gain your Tackers 1 completion certificate. 

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